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signs and symptoms of monkeypox

Monkeypox symptoms in people are similar to, but less severe than, smallpox symptoms. Fever, headache, muscle aches, and tiredness are among symptoms of monkeypox. The fundamental distinction between smallpox and monkeypox symptoms is that monkeypox causes lymph node swelling (lymphadenopathy), but smallpox does not. Monkeypox has a 7-14 day incubation period (from infection to symptoms), although it can be as short as 521 days.

The disease starts with:           

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Muscle aches
  4. Backache
  5. Swollen lymph nodes
  6. Chills
  7. Exhaustion

The patient develops a rash 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) following the onset of fever, which usually starts on the face and spreads to other regions of the body.

Before breaking off, lesions go through the following stages:

  1. Macules
  2. Papules
  3. Vesicles
  4. Pustules
  5. Scabs

The disease lasts around 24 weeks on average. Monkeypox has been shown to kill up to one in ten people in Africa.

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